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Twenty Twelve 

The team responsible for organizing the 2012 Olympics in London face many challenges.
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Hugh Bonneville ...  Ian Fletcher 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Amelia Bullmore ...  Kay Hope 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Jessica Hynes ...  Siobhan Sharpe 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Karl Theobald ...  Graham Hitchins 13 episodes, 2011-2012
David Tennant ...  Narrator 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Vincent Franklin ...  Nick Jowett / ... 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Olivia Colman ...  Sally Owen 10 episodes, 2011-2012
Morven Christie ...  Fi Healey 7 episodes, 2012
Alex Beckett Alex Beckett ...  Barney Lumsden 6 episodes, 2011-2012
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The team responsible for organizing the 2012 Olympics in London face many challenges.

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More satire than sitcom comedy and all the better for that
7 April 2011 | by pfgpowell-1See all my reviews

The first episode was criticised by the TV critics of two British newspapers for lacking jokes. That rather seems to miss the point. I found it far funnier than they seem to have done, and often it is the small, almost insignificant points which are so telling: the casting of peripheral characters is masterly and hints at the essence of Twenty Twelve. This is not in the first instance a comedy but satire which sends up mercilessly the attitudes, dishonesty and outright nonsensical babble of recent times. But it is done in such a straight-faced manner than perhaps some miss its nuances. My favourite character is the utterly vacuous air-headed Siobhan Sharpe, on secondment from the PR company Perfect Curve as the Olympic deliverance committee's Head of Brand, but that is just a personal choice and it would be unfair to single her out. I have met all the characters portrayed in real life and, oddly, they are not at all exaggerated. With luck - and the Games being just over a year away - this one will run and run.


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14 March 2011 (UK) See more »

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